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Manager - Accounting Advisory Services, ESG

Date: Sep 2, 2021

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

ESG reporting specialist within the Banking Accounting Advisory Services (BAA) team.

The team provides specialist accounting and reporting advice to clients across a range of areas.
We are seeking an experienced ESG reporting expert to drive the growth of our ESG reporting proposition. The candidate will lead the delivery of engagements advising our clients on how to develop and improve their external reporting on ESG matters. Such matters might include Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, waste, water, community investment, sustainable supply chains, health and safety (H&S), diversity, gender pay gap, responsible investing and other non-financial information.
The role would include providing advice to large financial institutions on best practice ESG reporting. This would include the application of relevant reporting industry reporting frameworks such as TCFD, SASB, GRI, CDSB and Integrated Reporting.
The role would often involve managing or working as part of a multi-services team which include specialists in ESG strategy, risk and regulatory capital, tax, finance and digital transformation.

Key Responsibilities:
Management of client ESG reporting related engagements, including leading BAA input into the multi-disciplinary teams
Managing the preparation and delivery of reports and presentations to help clients to understand and identify their material ESG issues, decide on their desired reporting maturity, and improve or redesign their public disclosures.
Providing senior clients with advice on the initial and continuing application of relevant industry reporting frameworks including TCFD, SASB, GRI, CDSB and Integrated Reporting.
Development and delivery of training on ESG topics to clients and internal KPMG teams
Building and maintaining strong relationships with senior client leaders.
People management and performance development including motivating and generating commitment from team members
Contributing to practice and risk management, including thought leadership and business development activities
Demonstrate continuous self and team development.
Share knowledge with the team.
Actively contribute to BAA strategy and growth, team management and other non-delivery aspects of the role.

Experience
Experience of leading and developing teams, managing budgets, strong organisational skills and demonstrated ability to juggle competing priorities.
Experience (minimum 7 years) in a sustainability/environmental related field, including experience of preparing, assuring or advising on sustainability reporting for large financial institutions.
Expertise/ technical role requirements
Strong understanding of industry reporting frameworks such as TCFD, SASB, GRI, CDSB and Integrated Reporting.
Strong project management techniques including decision-making ability, analytical skills, time management, organisation and evaluative skills.
Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
IT literacy with sound knowledge and experience of Excel/Word/Powerpoint.

Skills
Inquisitive mind with a strong passion for sustainability and ESG issues
Willingness and demonstrated experience in quickly and effectively climbing learning curves
An ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals both internally and externally.
Self-driven and resilient.
Ability to identify and resolve issues, or escalate as appropriate.
Drive and resilience and ability to thrive in a pressured environment
Focus on delivering high quality work whilst maintaining excellent attention to detail


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